I recently shared my thoughts on the simple trick my parents used to ignite a lifelong love for books. You can read the full post here but the simple answer is:
They made sure I had access to books in a fantastic home library.
I am a long time obsessive fan of Usborne. I stalk their titles at local gift shops and online. My girls have enjoyed a wonderful collection of the books since I discovered them five years ago--when the Peanut was just 2 years old! I am thrilled to introduce them to you over the coming months.
If you are not familiar with Usborne, you are able to view the full collection at my book shop here.
Today I'm sharing some of my favorite Back to School titles that I hope you'll find helpful as your kids enter their new grades. Take a peek at the list below and let me know what you think! Which one do you think your kids would love?
18 awesome books to add to your library for Back to School
The quality that stands out about Usborne books more than any other is the insane quality of the printed materials. These pages are thick and sturdy and feel amazing. (Can you tell I'm a total book nerd??) They know their audience well and kids are not exactly known for being gentle. These adorable options are perfect for your preschooler or Kindergardener:
- My First Words
- Wipe-Clean First Words workbook
- Lots of Things to Spot at School
- Wipe-Clean Ready For School
Number Sense and Making Math Fun:
Disguised as brightly colored storybooks, these math titles are wonderful for inspiring an interest in math. I am not kidding when I say my HUSBAND was obsessed with "1,000 Things That Go." These are the kind of math books I wish were available when we were kids:
In Lieu Of Encyclopedias:
I talked about how I was obsessed with our family encyclopedia set in this post here. I think it is so sad that families don't have those anymore. I was downright giddy while turning the pages of "See Inside Your Body" and the "Illustrated Dictionary." All those memories of snuggling up with the "Letter M" from the encyclopedia set came rushing back:
- The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary
- See Inside Your Body
- Illustrated Science Dictionary
- See Inside Planet Earth
- Lift the Flap World Atlas
The Nature Lovers:
My girls and I have always been drawn to the illustrators behind the Usborne books. They handle nature and science so very well. These books are absolutely lovely and help inspire an interest in nature:
- Secrets of the Apple Tree
- Caterpillars and Butterflies
- Lift the Flap Colors
- Peek Inside Animal Homes